Archive for July, 2013

July 30, 2013

Out of This World!

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The Milky Way bar originated in 1923 and was the first filled candy bar. It was inspired by the chocolate-malt  milkshake that was popular at the time. The first advertising slogan  was, “A Chocolate Malted Milk in a Candy Bar.”

In 1926, the Milky Way bar was introduced nationally in two flavors, chocolate and vanilla, each for a nickel. In 1932, the Milky Way bar was sold as a two piece bar – one vanilla, one chocolate, but just four years later, in 1936, the chocolate and vanilla flavors forever parted.

The vanilla Milky Way bar, which was covered in dark chocolate rather than milk chocolate, was renamed the Forever Yours bar. The Forever Yours bar was discontinued in 1979, but due to popular demand, the bar returned in 1989 renamed as the Milky Way Dark bar. In 2000, it was renamed the Milky Way Midnight bar.

Source: www.oldtimecandy.com

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July 29, 2013

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When straightened a wire coat hanger is 44 inches long.

Source: www.yahoo.com

July 28, 2013

Beware!

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40,000 Americans are injured by toilets each year.

Source: www.factspy.net

July 27, 2013

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Guinness Book Of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.

Source: www.munising.com

July 25, 2013

Reel Em’ In!

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Fly fishing has been around for more than 2000 years. There is even evidence of the use of flies tied on bone hooks as early as 1400 BC in Egypt.

Source: www.dailyutahchronicle.com

July 24, 2013

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Seagulls can drink both fresh and salt water. Most animals are unable to do this, but seagulls have a special pair of glands which are positioned in grooves of the skull that are specifically designed to flush the salt from their systems through openings in the bird’s bill.

Source: www.onekind.org

July 23, 2013

C is for Cookie

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The average American will eat more than 35,000 cookies in their lifetime.

Source: www.chacha.com

July 21, 2013

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

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 Benjamin Franklin reportedly designed the first American penny in 1787. Known as the Fugio cent, it bears the image of a sun and sundial above the message “Mind Your Business.” A chain with 13 links, each representing one of the original colonies, encircles the motto “We Are One” on the reverse.

Source: www.history.com